The Platinum Jubilee of the longest reign in British History is over.
Despite the physical frailty of the Queen denying her the ability to attend most of its premier events, it has been a memorable success and the British people appear to have enjoyed it immensely.
Now, the monarchy will slowly fade away and in a few generations it will be no more, an historical memory of the grandeur of old England.
Indeed, the royals of all the nations who still have them will slide into obsolescence.
After all, why should the descendants of families who gained places of privilege centuries ago continue to hold a place of authority in any nation.
All leaders of whatever rank must always be chosen by the people. No one is entitled to inherit authority or entitlement.
Having said this, it would be unjust and ungracious to fail to acknowledge that Elizabeth is as fine a monarch as anyone is ever going to find in the long histories of the monarchies of the world.
She admirably represents justice, stability, decency and a total commitment to service.
Down the years, some of her family have acted like alley cats, but she coped with it with considerable grace.
But, much of her heritage is wrong.
Why should any monarch require four huge castles in which to live – Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Sandringham and Balmoral, plus several large income earning estates – when there are countless people in her nation who are homeless.
Why is she also be the spiritual head of the Church of England, when there should always be a clear separation between Church and State.
So there it is.
We can prepare for a world without Elizabeth (and her tribe).
Young 4 year old Prince Louis caught it all superbly well when the relentless media caught him yawning and groaning with boredom that most kids of his age do quite naturally. They roasted his parents for not exercising discipline. I am pleased they did not chastise him. Lois represented us all. He was thoroughly bored with all the nonsense and let the world know about it.
Your un-royal friend who gives Elizabeth a well earned cheer.
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